I was using a very well known Math curriculum. Maybe not THE standard but definitely one in the top 2 or 3. We started with it and planned to keep it until graduation. However, when we got to the High School levels, everything came to a screeching halt! I felt stupid. I couldn't teach Algebra or Geometry with it. My student was frustrated. We tried to
I prayed and researched and found a curriculum that I thought would work for us. And I ordered it. According to some, this curriculum had the reputation of not being as advanced as the "gold standard Math curricula." I was so desperate I just didn't care. I decided learning "some Math" would beat learning no Math. I am so glad I did!! Wow!! I understand Algebra AND Geometry! Happy Day! So, wonder of wonders, I can TEACH it!
We know our kids best. We pray, we research, we choose. It may not make the most sense to everyone else. But the point is not to use "the best" but "the best for us."
This principle works for many of the gray areas of life!! God can guide us down the path marked out for us as we seek him. He's always been good as showing the blind the way!
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These things I will do; I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16